Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

1. To the University of Cambridge 1/1/2004
2. To the Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Dartmouth 1/1/2004
3. To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America, 12/31/2002
4. To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which that Duty Is Recommended And Assisted 12/31/2002
5. To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768 12/31/2002
6. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On the Death Of His Daughter 12/31/2002
7. To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works 12/31/2002
8. To Maecenas 12/31/2002
9. To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773 12/31/2002
10. To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment 12/31/2002
11. To a Lady on the Death of Three Relations 1/1/2004
12. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband 12/31/2002
13. To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina 12/31/2002
14. To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health 12/31/2002
15. To a Lady and Her Children 1/1/2004
16. To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health 12/31/2002
17. To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of The Lady's Brother And Sister, And A Child Of The Name Of Avis, Aged One Year 12/31/2002
18. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady 12/31/2002
19. Thoughts On The Works Of Providence 12/31/2002
20. One Being Brought From Africa To America 12/31/2002

An Hymn To The Evening

SOON as the sun forsook the eastern main
The pealing thunder shook the heav'nly plain;
Majestic grandeur! From the zephyr's wing,
Exhales the incense of the blooming spring.
Soft purl the streams, the birds renew their notes,
And through the air their mingled music floats.
Through all the heav'ns what beauteous dies are
But the west glories in the deepest red:

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